ShopKo announces five new Hometown format stores
Green Bay, Wis. — Shopko continues on its growth path with the opening of five new Shopko Hometown stores in November. The new stores are located in: Afton, Wyo.; Ellsworth, Wis.; St. Peter, Minn.; Tomahawk, Wis., and Winneconne, Wis.
The Shopko Hometown retail format, developed to augment Shopko’s larger store model and focused on serving the needs of smaller rural communities, combines retail health services with a broad offering of national brands and high-value private label brands of apparel, home furnishings, toys, consumer electronics, seasonal items, every day consumable items and lawn and garden products – all in an attractive, well laid out, easy-to-shop store format.
"We’re excited to continue the growth of the Shopko Hometown concept with these new stores and expect them to be well received by residents in each of these five great communities," said Mike Bettiga, Shopko Interim CEO and COO.
The addition of these five stores brings the total count of Shopko Hometown stores to 180, making Shopko one of the nation’s largest retailers serving smaller communities.
99¢ Only opens Dallas/Fort Worth store
City of Commerce, Calif. — 99¢ Only Stores has leased 18,728 sq. ft. in Fairmeadows Shopping Center on East Camp Wisdom Road in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The Fairmeadows tenant line-up includes Dollar
General, Popeye’s, Firestone and Dental Republic. The Weitzman Group, the exclusive leasing agent for the center, handled negotiations for the landlord.
Silicon Valley’s Westfield Valley Fair reopens
Santa Clara, Calif. — Westfield Valley Fair celebrated its official grand re-opening with the debut of a multi-million dollar dining terrace and a fete for its expanded luxury collection in partnership with DuJour Magazine.
The remodeled 23,000-sq.-ft. public dining terrace caters to fast casual dining and entertainment programming. Shoppers can select from 18 eateries and enjoy comfortable lounge seating or an alfresco patio complete with fire pits and sculpture.
Over the past year, Westfield has expanded its luxury collection with 11 new retailers including Ferragamo, Miu Miu, Prada and David Yurman. Giorgio Armani and Halston Heritage will debut this winter. All will join existing luxury retailers such as Burberry, TAG Heuer, Montblanc, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and Cartier.